Our roots began in three separate charities that were formed by groups of parents of children with a disability. The parents wereunhappy and concerned about the limited opportunities available to their children, as well as the lack of access to respite care for the families.
These services were:
Harlow Shared Care (HSC) – established in 1982
Respite Care in Uttlesford (known as ResCU) – established in 1994
Special Needs of Children and Parents (SnoCaP) – established in 1994.
In 2002, HSC and SnoCaP amalgamated, with ResCU joining the group three years later in 2005.
Together, they became Accuro (Care Services).
Once the shared care services became established in all three areas, it quickly became clear that local families were still in need of a wide range of services that were not otherwise available. In response, a numberof new services were developed, the first two of which were:
A family support worker service, in which support was provided for children with a disability in their own homes rather than in the home of a shared carer.
A social and leisure opportunities project for adults with a disability, which subsequently evolved into our current Adult Friendship Scheme.
Today, Accuro continues to grow and develop services in response to local people and needs. We currently provide six Clubs for children, young people and adults across Uttlesford, Harlow and Epping, whilst also continuing to offer the dual benefit of respite care for families.
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Where To Find Us
Accuro (Care Services)